I woke up to a breakfast bounty

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WHEN­EVER I ven­ture out­side the safety and com­fort of my City Bowl and go house-sit­ting in the south­ern sub­urbs, I’m al­ways on the look­out for great eat­ing and drink­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. The Vint­ner’s Breakfast at Steen­berg’s Bistro Six­teen82 is one of those.

The spe­cial breakfast for wine lovers in­cludes a glass of Steen­berg bub­bly with your choice of chef Kerry Kilpin’s clas­sics on the breakfast menu as well as tea or cof­fee, fol­lowed by a cel­lar tour and clas­sic wine tast­ing. With three ways to slather on the Hol­landaise – clas­sic eggs Bene­dict, mush­room Bene­dict, or eggs royale with smoked rain­bow trout and baby spinach, this is breakfast heaven.

Other dishes in­clude yo­ghurt ter­rine; parma ham or smoked trout wrapped with wild rocket and truf­fle scram­bled eggs; as­sorted mushrooms, gor­gonzola cream, chives, and but­tered English spinach on rösti; and smoked trout and crème fraîche on whole­wheat toast with avo pulp, roasted to­ma­toes, wild rocket, and char­grilled red pep­per coulis.

On top of this, you get the bistro’s fa­mous honey brioche – gor­geously golden and crisp on the out­side, soft in­side, and drenched with more honey. This should be an en­tire breakfast dish on its own.

Bistro Six­teen82 and the tast­ing room over­look tran­quil pools and water fea­tures with views of moun­tain foothills through floor to ceil­ing glass walls,.

Steen­berg wines in­clude Méth­ode Cap Clas­sique and award-win­ning Sau­vi­gnon Blanc to full-bod­ied reds, and some spe­cial ones like the sig­na­ture Magna Carta white blend or the ul­tra-el­e­gant Neb­bi­olo.

The Vint­ner’s Breakfast costs R150 and runs dur­ing week­days (ex­clud­ing pub­lic hol­i­days) un­til July 21, avail­able to ta­bles of 10 or fewer peo­ple. Breakfast is served daily from 9am un­til 11am, and the Vint­ner’s Breakfast cel­lar tour be­gins at 11am. Book­ing is es­sen­tial. Call 021 713 2211 or email reser­va­tions@bistro1682.co.za

See www. steen­berg­farm. com or stay in the know by fol­low­ing @ bistro1682 on Twit­ter, @Steen­berg_ Farm on In­sta­gram and @Steen­bergEs­tate on Face­book.

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Bistro Six­teen82’s mushrooms on rosti.

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